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Happy eighth: celebrating marriage

My husband and I celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary the other day, 21 March 2011. Very early in the morning, before heading home from an overnight stay at my parents’ house, my daughters and I dropped by Red Ribbon to buy a cake. My eldest daughter even insisted that I had a message inscribed on it, and so I did. Written beautifully in white icing were the words “Happy 8th Anniversary.”

By seven in the evening, the girls and I could no longer contain our excitement. We were also already hungry and couldn’t wait anymore for my husband to get online at Skype. When he finally did, the girls started singing, “Happy eighth, eighth anniversary…” to the usual tune of “happy birthday.” They even danced and took pictures of their father and me as I held the cake for my husband to see through the laptop’s web cam. I also placed a delicate pink and white candle on top of the cake, which I had to light a couple of times as my daughters took turns blowing it. After which, we had carbonara–our family’s favorite–which I prepared for dinner, and started to ravage the dark chocolate moist cake. (Too bad my husband wasn’t home to take part in the meal!)

Our little celebration had been happy despite the physical distance between my husband and me. After two consecutive years of not celebrating our wedding anniversary happily together, this year’s celebration had been delightful and memorable, especially that the girls seemed old enough to appreciate the event that they actively participated in it for the first time. Moreover, I had felt that sparkle again between my husband and me as he greeted me “happy anniversary.”


  1. Dear Malot,
    I know how busy those daughters can make you…I have three, but everyone is pretty grown up by now (24,21,19)
    Thank you for your perseverance in writing your “how we met” story. I am looking forward to reading it.
    Have a nice weekend.


    • Proverbs 31 Woman in the Making says

      Wow, they are indeed all grown up, Susan! I sometimes wish my own children would grow up soon, but there would also be times when I wish I could keep them from growing ๐Ÿ˜‰ I have finally finished the story. I’m sorry it took a while. I shall email you a copy of it, too.


  2. Hi,
    I hope that you are having a nice weekend. The weather here in Berlin is beautiful! I would just like to remind you that I am still interested in adding your “how we met” story to
    So…How Did You Meet Anyway?
    I hope that you are still considering writing a submission.
    Take care.


    • Proverbs 31 Woman in the Making says

      Hi, Susan,

      Yes, I am still considering it. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sorry I have not emailed you our story yet. I had been very busy the past week, accompanying my daughters to their dance lessons. I have actually started writing it, but I think I still need to edit and shorten it ๐Ÿ˜€ I will email it to you within the week. Have a great day! Take care, too.



  3. Proverbs 31 Woman in the Making says

    Thank you, Susan. I’d be honored to share with you our story, although I never really thought of it as romantic or fanciful… I’ll get back to you on this. ^ ^


  4. Hi,
    I am writing a book called “So…How Did You Meet Anyway?” It is a collection of people’s “how we met” stories.
    I have posted the stories which have been sent in on;
    So…How Did You Meet Anyway?
    I am always shopping for stories and I would like to add yours. Please check out the site, and if you would like to contribute your “how we met” story contact me at;
    Take care and…congratulations!


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